• Article  

      Action Research, the Reflective Teacher and Science Education. 

      Papastephanou, Marianna; Valanides, Nicos; Angeli, Charoula (2005)
      The present review aspires to familiarize readers with the main stakes of action research, and single out its pertinence to the vision of critical and effective education. Thus, the theoretical and conceptual arsenal of ...
    • Book Chapter  

      Development and test of an instrument that investigates teachers' beliefs, attitudes and intentions concerning the educational use of simulations 

      Zacharia, Zacharias C.; Rotsaka, Ioanna; Hovardas, Tasos (IAP Information Age Publishing, 2011)
      The purpose of this research was to develop an instrument, namely, a questionnaire that investigates teachers' beliefs, attitudes, and intentions concerning the use of simulations for educational purposes, including for ...
    • Conference Object  Open Access

      Educational websites in chemistry - expectations versus reality 

      Tuvi, Inbal; Nachmias, Rafi (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      The World Wide Web is a promising medium for chemical education. The huge chemical databases, the threedimensional and dynamic graphics together with the computational and communicational power, offer exciting new ways to ...
    • Conference Object  Open Access

      Epistemic perspective on a conceptual evolution in physics at the secondary level 

      Potvin, Patrice; Legendre, Marie-Françoise; Thouin, Marcel (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      The research deals with qualitative understanding of physics notions at the secondary level. It attempts to identify and to label, in the verbalizations of 12 to 16 year-old students, the tendencies that guide their cognitive ...
    • Conference Object  Open Access

      Fostering science education objectives with teacher-made computer games 

      Fortner, Rosanne W.; Nicolaou, Christiana Th.; Papaevripidou, Marios; Pieros, George; Sevastidou, Alexia (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      The new generation of learners in today's schools is accustomed to a digital world. The students are surrounded by visual stimuli and are becoming proficient in areas not on the test! Their new ways of learning offer ...
    • Conference Object  Open Access

      Information technology for good or evil in science education 

      Dunin-Borkowski, Jan; Kawecka, Ela (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      Computers have created new possibilities for experimental and theoretical methods of scientific research. It has been also expected that development in computer technology enables changes in teaching and learning methods ...
    • Article  

      Knowledge statements and belief statements: how do their differences matter for Science Education? 

      Raftopoulos, Athanassios (University of Patras, Laboratory of Didactics of Science Mathematics & ICT, 2015)
      In this paper, I examine first the way knowledge-statements and belief-statements are questioned in ordinary language. The former are questioned by "how do you know?" questions, while the latter are questioned by "why do ...
    • Conference Object  Open Access

      The rationale, design, and implementation of a web-based inquiry learning environment 

      Kyza, Eleni A.; Michael, Georgia; Constantinou, Constantinos P. (University of Cyprus, 2007)
      It is reported that, without appropriate support, students might face several difficulties when engaging in highlevel reasoning in science. This paper discusses the design of a software-based tool to support students’ ...
    • Conference Object  Open Access

      Recycling or academic development 

      Shonfeld, Miri; Ma-Naim, Chana (University of Zilina, 2005)
      Educators argue about uploading students’ projects to the Internet. Does this support plagiarism or the opposite, preventing copying and enabling the development of student projects? Do students recycle old projects? Or ...
    • Article  

      Science and Technology Education as a Driver for Designing Powerful Web-Based Learning Environments 

      Angeli, Charoula (Science Education International, 2001)
      Discusses design principles derived from the socio-cognitive theoretical framework for developing Web-based environments to support the construction of scientific knowledge through situated action. (Author/MM)
    • Conference Object  Open Access

      Supporting data-rich inquiries on the world-wide-web 

      Kyza, Eleni A. (University of Zilina, 2005)
      Data-driven inquiries that resemble authentic scientific tasks are seen as one of the primary ways that could facilitate students’ development of scientific reasoning skills and contribute to their understanding of the ...
    • Article  

      Teachers' Practical Theories for the Design and Implementation of Problem-Based Learning 

      Angeli, Charoula (Science Education International, 2002)
      Discusses the problem based learning (PBL) environment and positive and negative factors affecting the implementation of PBL in K-12 education. Identifies and examines design guidelines for PBL. (Contains 23 references.) (YDS)
    • Conference Object  Open Access

      When computer use is associated with Negative science achievement 

      Papanastasiou, Elena C.; Zembylas, Michalinos; Vrasidas, Charalambos (Department of Educational Sciences, University of Cyprus, 2003)
      One surprising result of the Third International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) is that computer use in the classroom was negatively associated with high student achievement in Cyprus, Hong Kong and the USA. The ...